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An Uncertain Future


The ubiquity of older buildings in Irish towns and villages suffering from insufficient maintenance. Here two fine houses, both probably early 19th century, in Greyabbey, County Down. 44 more words

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Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate


The façade of the former gaol in Tullamore, County Offaly, the only portion of this building to survive (all that lay behind was demolished in 1937-38). 90 more words

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PhD Funding Opportunity: SAHGB Scholarship, 2016-2017

The SAHGB invites applications for a PhD Scholarship for this coming academic year, 2016/17.
Deadline: September 19, 2016.

SAHGB Scholars receive £13,500 p.a. and free membership of the Society whilst in receipt of the award. 206 more words

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A Glimpse of the Past


Around 1610 Sir John Hume, a younger son of a Scottish border landowner, came to Ireland and settled in County Fermanagh where both he and his brother Alexander were granted plots of land. 723 more words

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A Sick Building

Last Monday, the Irish Times published a feature on the threatened demolition of a former Church of Ireland primary school in Glasthule, County Dublin: an application has been lodged with the local authority for the present building to be replaced by four so-called ‘townhouses.’ Objections have been raised to this plan on the grounds that humanitarian and Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement may have attended the school, thereby linking it to the 1916 Easter Rising, the centenary of which is being commemorated this year. 464 more words

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do


Located in the centre of north Dublin, the debtors’ prison on Green Street was built in 1794 and offers a fascinating insight into the city’s history. 386 more words

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An Architectural Conundrum


The first official police force in this country, the Royal Irish Constabulary, owed its origins to Sir Robert Peel, Chief Secretary in Ireland 1812-18. Two years into his term of office, he introduced the Peace Preservation Act which allowed fir the establishment of a force that would maintain law and order, especially in rural districts where civil disarray was less easy to control. 535 more words

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